Carbon fiber, prerunner, and bicycle racks aren’t words typically associated with a 3/4-ton Chevy HD diesel, but for Nic Ashby of LDRSHIP Designs, building something outside of the normal box is part of his daily routine. With several imports, small econo cars, and even Jeep builds to his credit, when Nic expanded his repertoire into fullsize trucks, he did so using unconventional methods.
Resting on an 8-inch long-travel lift kit from CST with CST 2.0 reservoir shocks, 37-inch Toyo M/Ts on beadlock wheels, and NFab off-road bumpers, the 2500HD looks ready for the desert. Separating his Chevy even more from the norm are Fiberwerx carbon-fiber fenders and bedsides. A matte-black wrap with tank graphics gives it a menacing look, while the Yakima bike racks are set up for Giant off-road bicycles. It’s a big beast and a truck that we’d love to get airborne.

Inside the Build
Year Make Model: 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Owner and City/State: Nic Ashby • Temecula, California

Type: 6.6L Duramax
Induction: K&N intake
Exhaust: MagnaFlow after-cat
Engine Management: Bully Dog Programmer
Output: 400 hp and 850 lb-ft
Built by: LDRSHIP Designs

Transmission: Mishimoto trans cooler

Front suspension: 6- to 8-inch long-travel CST with dual CST 2.0 rebuildable shocks, Uniball upper A-arms
Rear suspension: 6- to 8-inch CST with CST reservoir shocks

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 20x10 Walker Evans Beadlocker
Tires: 37x13.50R20 Toyo Open Country M/T